Covid 19

PMDC all set to allocate free beds for COVID patients
Covid 19, Top News

PMDC all set to allocate free beds for COVID patients

LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has initiated a proposal to invoke special clauses for treatment of Covid-19 patients at the country’s over 110 leading private sector hospitals attached to the recognised medical and dental colleges. The PMDC has called a meeting recently in Islamabad to discuss one-point plan, i.e., provision of free…

3D-printed swabs: A new change in COVID-19 testing
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3D-printed swabs: A new change in COVID-19 testing

Nasopharyngeal swabs produced by 3D printing can provide comparable results to traditional swabs for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing, according to research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. A multidisciplinary research team led by first author Cody Callahan of BIDMC’s department of…

SC takes sou moto on COVID-19
Covid 19, National News

SC takes sou moto on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: With at least two judges contracting the novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court (SC) recently reminded the federal government to take the health emergency seriously and come up with uniform national legislation. “This becomes important more so when the passing of the executive orders to deal with the pandemic has trampled and affected the fundamental…

Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan
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Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The recent surge in the novel coronavirus has recently claimed 458 more lives besides infecting at least 26,853 more people during the last one week only, thus surpassing 100,000 and 2,000 number of confirmed Covid-19 cases and related deaths across the country, respectively. Earlier, the tally of Covid-19 confirmed cases had jumped to 101,468,…

Minister dies of coronavirus in Sindh
Covid 19, National News

Minister dies of coronavirus in Sindh

KARACHI: Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, Sindh’s Minister for human settlement, died recently after testing positive for coronavirus more than three weeks ago, officials and his family sources said. The 55-year-old senior member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, who was elected member of the Sindh Assembly from the party’s stronghold of PS-88 (Malir), tested positive for Covid-19…

Tackling Oral Sores In COVID-19
Blog, Covid 19

Tackling Oral Sores In COVID-19

‘Possibility’ isn’t only a word, it sounds more of a hope to many of us in this era of the pandemic. I believe, there is always the possibility of something good to happen in the midst of darkness and chaos. It’s okay to be upset but with a pinch of hope and positivity one can…

Pakistan’s Ferozsons all set to produce COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir
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Pakistan’s Ferozsons all set to produce COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will soon start production of the antiviral drug remdesivir, which has shown promise in treating the novel coronavirus, the country’s top health official and a pharmaceutical company’s chief executive announced on Friday. Production should start “within weeks,” said Osman Khalid Waheed, the chief executive of Ferozsons Laboratories Ltd, which will produce the drug….

Can Mouthwash protect against COVID-19?
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Can Mouthwash protect against COVID-19?

In recent turn of events, scientists have called for urgent research to be conducted into whether mouthwash could be effective in reducing the spread of coronavirus. The call comes after a team of researchers from Cardiff University led a study to assess the importance of the throat and saliva glands in the replication of Covid-19. The team stated that their research demonstrated that…

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